Hello- I am male and had unprotected sex and oral with a female about 5 months ago.
The week after, she said that she had a genital HSV breakout (her first). I immediately went for testing and results for Quest Igg were HSV1 positive (which I expected from having had cold sores before) and HSV2 negative. She went and got swab done (not sure what type) and supposedly it came back HSV1 Positve and Negative for HSV2. She claims to have never had cold sores before and no other recent exposures with others, so the thinking was that perhaps I infected her with GHSV1 orally. I’m not sure that I believe her regarding other exposures. My issue is that ever since I was told she had GHSV, I have been experiencing symptoms of my own (extreme body sensitivity - I feel everything, pins and needles or burning in feet, toes, fingers for seconds at a time throughout most day the past few weeks, I’ve also had small pimple like bumps show up on inner thighs, pubic area, buttocks and 3 on my shaft at various times the past few weeks, last week I had a few bumps on the tip of my nose and today I had yellow crust in my eye, I had the crawly feeling with a few of the bumps in my thigh & butt). All the recent symptoms were preceded by a sickly couple of days with low grade 99.2 fever. I have been really scared and have had these recent symptoms even though I have been on antivirals the whole time. I did take a 2nd IgG test at 16.5 weeks, which again came back HSV1 positive and HSV2 negative, but learned after the fact that the antiviral may delay seroconversion.
I’m fearful that her swab test may have missed an HSV2 infection that she had or I’m not being told the whole story. We aren’t talking anymore so I can’t get details on her test or ask her to get an IgG.
Any thoughts on my situation?
Do my symptoms sound like HSV2?
I haven’t had “blisters”, but have had a number of small bumps. If I had an actual infection, would I still see blisters large enough to have swabbed, even with antivirals? And- would a swab be accurate while on antivirals?
I appreciate any help you can offer.